Most of us have spent an hour or more putting together a piece of flat-pack furniture. Fun, huh? Mr. Shops and I will never forget the two days we spent assembling an apartment full of IKEA for Shops Jr. when he moved to Chicago for college. Imagine using no tools, screws or glue. Less material, less labor, it’s true. In a way, that was furniture of the future.
Mariana Costa e Silva took that idea and ran with it by creating CUT Furniture. A computer controlled router quickly cuts through pieces of Valchromat – a non-toxic wood fiberboard that’s moisture resistant and colored throughout. As you can see from the boards [top], there is little waste. Compact and easy to transport it’s modular and eco-friendly as well.
CUT was recently shown at Ambiente Frankfurt, the world’s leading trade fair for the home, to boost the line into the retail marketplace. Yes, that means it’s not available to purchase at press time. It’s still conceptual. But there is a market for sturdy furniture that’s easy to assemble and disassemble for moving or storing. It would be perfect for funky teenager spaces at home and college dorms, as well as family rooms and outdoor spaces.
(Source: CUT Furniture)
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